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Posts Tagged ‘50s’

New Designers 2013 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates – The 50s Trend

50s influenced surface designs and printed textiles patterns were big news at this years New Designers. Here's my favourite examples of the trend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers show 2013-Paul Roberts
As usual there were a plethora of outstanding design graduates on show at New Designers, and I always um and ah about how I am going to split these blogs up. Should I go with themes and trends that I spotted across the show? Inevitably I'm more likely to be drawn to trends that I myself love so I can't for one moment profess to give a full view in this respect. Should I go with type of work? It's a tough one, because many of these designers produce designs that could cross over into many disciplines. For now I'm going to start with a review of the surface designers who were inspired by the 50s, of which there were many who caught my eye.

Surface design by Paul Roberts
At the Loughborough University stand I admired the crazy cool dog designs by mature student and former jockey Paul Roberts. I asked if he'd considered horses as a theme, but for now… read more

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An Interview with Jewellery Designer Rosita Bonita

We chat to jewellery designer Rosita Bonita, aka Rowenna Harrison, about her new collection Siren

Written by Jessica Cook

Tata Naka: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Tata Naka once again presented their collection in the Portico Rooms, this time inspired by American High School movies. Held on Tuesday 19th February 2013

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tata Naka A/W 2013 by Daniel Alexander. Since Tata Naka returned to London Fashion Week it has become customary for Tamara and Natasha Surguladze to create a wonderful set that […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Furniture Design

Meet the likes of furniture designers Jan Plechac, Anthony Hartley, Alex Garnett and Shell Thomas in this first review from Tent London, which showcases the most progressive new design at the London Design Festival very year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Furniture by Anthony Hartley. This year I once again visited Tent London hot on the heels of London Fashion Week. At the end of September the creme de la creme […]

Larmer Tree Festival 2011 Review, Saturday: Stornoway, Gabby Young, Caitlin Rose and Mud!

Saturday was marred by sporadic heavy rain showers, but that didn't put a dampener on the amazing Larmer Tree line up: highlights included Gabby Young, Stornoway, Caitlin Rose and Gary Stewart.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis at Larmer Tree. All photography by Amelia Gregory. By Saturday the rain had well and truly settled in at Larmer Tree Festival and it was […]

Emma Lundgren by Natasha Waddon

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Textile Design

Gorgeous textile design for fashion and home. Watch out for Emma Shipley, Emma Lundgren, Rachel Philpott, Jonna Saarinen, Hannah Sabapathy, Marie Parsons and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Lundgren by Natasha Waddon. Textiles were displayed amongst product design at the Royal College of Art 2011 degree show – fitting, health as many textile designers showed practical applications […]

The Pipettes – Interview

Having lost a member and their reliance on 50s doo-wop, the Pipettes return with a second album that sees them seeking new sounds from the 60s and 70s

Written by Ian Steadman

The Pipettes were a pretty big deal a few years ago, prostate bursting onto the indie club scene with their 50s and 60s-influenced polka-dot pop song album Meet The Pipettes […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Andrew Majtenyi by Amelia

A review of the Andrew Majtenyi catwalk show in Canada House on Friday 19th February. Featuring elegant tailoring and 50s inspired prints. Plus a debate with myself over whether I should eat a sandwich in the front row. With illustrations by Maryanne Oliver.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Andrew Majtenyi by Maryanne Oliver Sometimes fashion designers decide to show in strange venues, there and such was the case with Canadian born designer Andrew Matjyeni, generic who decided to […]